Last week, A Woman Captured - one of the six WHY SLAVERY? films - was screened at the British Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria, following a similar screening in Beijing.
The 10th of December marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.The Why was invited to host a screening of the WHY SLAVERY? Film Maid in Hell, followed by a debate on modern slavery, which is explicitly included in article 4 of the declaration: No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
The Why organised a WHY SLAVERY? screening at the Mwanga Institute in the Democratic Republic of Congo in collaboration with COSCAE, La Coalition des Organisations de la Société Civile Anti-Esclavagistes (The Coalition of Anti-Slavery Civil Society Organisations).
Following the successful internal screening of Maid in Hell at the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office in October, The Why has worked hard to extend its collaboration with diplomatic actors and offices all over the world. Last week, A Woman Captured - one of the six WHY SLAVERY? films - was screened at the British Embassy in Beijing.
THE WHY proudly announces that we have received the German Design Award; Our WHY WOMEN? short film “The Benefits of a Toilet”, produced by Simon Andersen Nørredam, Trine Beckett & Peter Stenbæk, has won the 2019 “'Excellent Communications Design - Audiovisual'' award!
Plastic is a revolutionary material, but it's usability and low production cost has brought us to the brink of an environmental disaster. In response, THE WHY is looking for ambitious filmmakers interested in bringing the issue of plastic pollution to life.
We are currently looking for 20 completed films for season 4 of WHY STORIES, within the following categories: culture & everyday life, civil & political rights, war & peace, inequality & development, and gender & sexuality.
This week, the film and food festival Tutti Nello Stesso Piatto is premiering in Trento, Italy. The festival will be screening more than 30 films during three weeks, including 3 WHY SLAVERY? films; Maid in Hell, Jailed in America and Selling Children
This week, we are happy to announce that we have signed a contract with Azam TV, introducing the WHY STORIES? documentaries to an entirely new audience in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda.
A Woman Captured has been hugely successful and praised by critics, filmmakers and human rights advocates alike. Read more about the awards and nominations this film has rightfully earned.
THE WHY is pleased to announce another chapter of our collaboration with DokuFest, an international documentary and short film festival hosted annually in Kosovo. This fall, WHY POVERTY? (2012) short films have been acquired to be a part of their ground-breaking project “Cinema at Your Door”.
We are so happy and proud to announce that the WHY SLAVERY? series has been nominated by the International Documentary Association for the Best Curated Series Award!
THE WHY and The Open University joined forces for the production of the WHY SLAVERY? Campaign, to shed light on the 40.3 million people living in the shadow of enslavement.
The Why has had a busy week with WHY SLAVERY? events and activities happening around Denmark.
THE WHY was proudly invited to present our WHY SLAVERY? film Maid in Hell as part of a British government initiative to end modern slavery.
Monday 15th of October, one week after our offical WHY SLAVERY? launch, the issue of modern slavery was discussed in the Danish news program “Deadline”, aired on public broadcaster DR.
THE WHY is proud to collaborate with the Samilia Foundation & the St Louis University Law Department in Brussels, Belgium to engage over 500 students with the issue of modern slavery.
We want to thank everyone who attended the launch of the WHY SLAVERY? campaign and the premier of "Maid in Hell". Have a look at some pictures from the event!
The WHY SLAVERY? documentary "North Korea's Secret Slaves: Dollar Heroes" was screened at European Parliament in Brussels as part of initiative to stop the exploitation of North Korean workers in Poland.
Today, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence in warzones.
On the 8th of October, the WHY SLAVERY? campaign will officially launch, at the cultural center Absalon in Copenhagen. This date marks the start of the worldwide broadcasting schedule of the 6 films that are part of the campaign.
THE WHY’s CEO and Executive Producer Mette Hoffmann Meyer has spent the last week in New York, advocating the end of modern slavery in the United Nations.
THE WHY proudly announces a new WHY STORIES? and WHY SLAVERY? broadcaster: Albanian Radio and Television - RTSH.
As a documentary film organization we want to encourage people to ASK WHY? In keeping with this ethos, we’ve made the decision to rename our preeminent WORLD STORIES series: WHY STORIES?
Our WHY SLAVERY? ambassador Shandra Woworuntu is in the UN this week, continuing the fight against human trafficking.
An urgent and ambitious global awareness campaign that uses documentary film, short film and public engagement activities to expose the devastating consequences of plastic pollution on our planet.
THE WHY is thrilled to announce its latest, East Asian partnership with Mongolian National Broadcaster–MNB.
The launch event will present a unique collaboration between UN member states and THE WHY.
In collaboration with Kunsthal Charlottenborg we invite youto 4 screenings with compelling documentaries by some of the best filmmakers inthe world.
On the 10th anniversary of their launch WHY DEMOCRACY? films are now more relevant than ever. These award-winning films are now available to watch online.
During his extensive career he has been the editor of BBC’s Storyville from 1997 -2016 and has won an astonishing five BAFTAs, four Oscars, fifteen Griersons, three Peabody Awards and three International Emmys.
The Why awarded Danish Design Award 2017 for its short film ‘Benefits of a Toilet’ in the category MESSAGE RECEIVED.
The Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations and THE WHY Foundation are hosting WHY WOMEN? mini film festival.
WHY ARGUE? is a series of 30-minute conversations between 2 people about power structures, facts, media and the right to ASK WHY. We invite you to intimate and inspiring dialogues as known from the French Salon tradition.